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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What vessels are in port?

Weather, lock delays, other port backups, and a slew of othe reasons can cause a vessel not to arrive on any scheduled day.  If you see a vessel in port or want to know if a vessel will be arriving please contact Peter Hirthe, Trade Development Rep. at 414-286-8134, or Wayne Johnson, Port Operations Manager, at 414-286-3610.

How do I ship my car overseas?

Please contact an international freight forwarder (IFF). A list of IFF's are on the Port web page or by clicking here.

How do I register my boat at South Shore Yacht Club?

Contact Donna Luty, 414-286-3511 or Wayne Johnson at 414-286-3610. A form needs to be filled out and a tag will be issued for your mooring, after you have predetermined an available spot. To find an available spot, we suggest you contact Jerry's Mooring Service, 414-588-6764,

What if I want to moor a boat at McKinley Marina?

Contact McKinley Marina at 414-273-5224. The Port does not oversee the moorings at McKinley.

How do I contact the Board of Harbor Commissioners?

Contact information is available on our web site. You may write them by sending it to the attention of Donna Luty, Board Secretary, c/o Port Milwaukee, 2323 S. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53207.

I have an environmental question.

Contact our engineering department at 414-286-8139.

What are the lake levels?

Contact Brian M. Kasprzyk at 414-286-8141 or at

I have a large shipment I want to send overseas. Where do I start?

Contact the Marketing Department at 414-286-8134 or 414-286-8133.

Can I come down to the Port to watch the ships unload?

The Port has public streets.  Due to Homeland Security, you should expect to be stopped by anyone of the businesses or security personnel to ask you who you are and your business at the Port.  A form of identification will be asked of you. Each terminal (operation) at the port is a private company and you are not allowed on their leased land unless you have their permission. 

Port Administration Building
2323 S. Lincoln Memorial Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53207

Phone (414) 286-3511

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday - 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Contact Port Staff